Introduction To The Anthropology Of Religion

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction To The Anthropology Of Religion

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Religion, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Introduction To The Anthropology Of Religion
    Module code: 4AAT1009
    Semester: Semester 2 (spring)
    Module description:
    This course introduces students to the history and methods of socio-cultural anthropology, a discipline that developed for the purpose of cross-cultural research in Western and non-Western contexts. In the study of religion, anthropologists ask questions about the diversity of religious experience, symbols and organization through a specific set of methodological tools: long-term stay among the people (communities) studied, qualitative research and a written account called ethnography, committed to representing ?the native?s point of view.? The course is a foundation for advanced courses in the second and third year.
    Sample topics
    Introduction to the discipline
    Anthropological definitions of religion
    Anthropological theories of religion
    Methodology in social anthropology
    Study abroad entry requirement: None.
    Credit level: 4
    Credit value: 15
    Teaching pattern: One one-hour weekly lecture and one one-hour weekly seminar over ten weeks.
    Assessment: written examination/s
    One three-hour unseen examination in May/June (Period II) (100%)

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